“Good work, President Crayons!”
President Donald Trump has just sent Speaker Nancy Pelosi a six page letter attacking her for moving forward with impeaching him, less than one day before the House of Representatives will vote to impeach and remove him from office.
The letter is being described by the press as “rambling” but being mocked on social media as “unhinged,” and “like a writter version of a Trump rally.”
Some political observers say the letter reads as if Trump wrote it himself.
Others say it sounds like top Trump advisor, white nationalist Stephen Miller, wrote it:
Anyone who has seen Stephen Miller on a Sunday morning show, or warming up the crowd before a kag rally, recognizes the cadences & diction in this letter. Trump did a final edit & signed, pleased with SM’s work.
— HereticalStoic (@JudsonCarmicha1) December 17, 2019
In it, Trump makes ludicrous claims, like, “More due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials,” as Politico noted.
CNN’s top Trump fact-checker weighs in:
Trump’s letter to Pelosi is like his tweets put to letterhead. He makes his regular false claims (the Electoral College result;
cost of the Mueller probe; energy production; etc.), uses exclamation marks, and accuses Pelosi of lying about praying for him. https://t.co/okAZgOw2xc
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 17, 2019
Editor/chief writer of the Washington Post’s “Fact Checker”:
OMG, this Trump letter to Pelosi is filled with so many falsehoods, all documented in our claims database. It’s like written version of a Trump rally. https://t.co/QCp7AM6zj6
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) December 17, 2019
Here are some other responses to the President’s missive.
OMG this letter is just as unhinged as Trump’s tweets, only copy-edited https://t.co/ultYGfsrAZ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 17, 2019
NEW: Trump sent a letter to Nancy Pelosi in which he complains about how “unfair” the “impeachment hoax” is & tells her she is offending the Founding Fathers and “declaring war on American democracy”:
“It’s a terrible thing you are doing, but you will have to live with, not I!” pic.twitter.com/sAX9FwqkfV
— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) December 17, 2019
I bet trump really thought he had a genius light bulb moment when he came up with the idea to write the speaker a letter. Good work, President Crayons!
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) December 17, 2019
PURE PROJECTION. The war on democracy is not letting Garland get a hearing and Trump’s behavior.
Impeachment live updates: Trump excoriates Pelosi and Democrats in letter to House speaker, calls impeachment ‘declaring open war on American Democracy’ https://t.co/T6dlCgFJfu
— Jill Wine-Banks (@JillWineBanks) December 17, 2019
This letter is beneath the dignity of the office Trump currently occupies. https://t.co/jtCMZKrulZ
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) December 17, 2019
BREAKING: Trump has sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi that amounts to his only defense so far on his impeachment that reads like an unhinged rant, calling the impeachment a “fantasy” and an “illegal, partisan coup.” He also compares his circumstances to the Salem witch trial. 1/ pic.twitter.com/YsuqBk4z4v
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) December 17, 2019
Trump wrote a 6 page scathing letter to Pelosi, claiming articles of impeachment are illegitimate and a perversion of justice. He compares it to Salem witch trials, a coup. Mean tweets mashed together to make a letter.
He is DEMENTED. Someone take his crayons away.
— Karen Myatt (@karenamyatt) December 17, 2019
Three takeaways from this letter:
1. There is absolutely zero chance President Trump wrote this himself.
2. He is obviously scared right now.
3. He has had multiple opportunities to testify himself and could in his Senate trial as well, but he won’t. https://t.co/QVnfidCxPv
— Travis Akers (@travisakers) December 17, 2019
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Watch: America, We Just Got Our First Openly-Gay Active NFL Player
America, meet your first openly-gay, active NFL player.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib, 28, in an Instagram video announced he is gay, HuffPost reports.
“What’s up people, I’m Carl Nassib. I’m at my house in West Chester, Pennsylvania,” Nassib says. “I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now, but, I finally feel comfortable now to get it off my chest. I really have the best life, the best family, friends and job a guy can ask for.”
He also says he’s donating $100,000 to The Trevor Project, which works to help young LGBTQ youth in crisis or feeling suicidal.
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“I’m a pretty private person so I hope you guys know that I’m not doing this for attention,” Nassib adds. “I just think that representation and visibility are so important. I actually hope that one day, videos like this and the whole coming out process are not necessary, but until then I will do my best and my part to cultivate a culture that’s accepting and compassionate and I’m going to start by donating $100,000 to the Trevor Project. They’re an incredible organization, they’re the number one suicide-prevention service for LGBTQ youth in America, and they’re truly doing incredible things, and I’m very excited to be a part of it, to help in any way that I can and I’m really pumped to see what the future holds.”
In one of the several text images on that post Nassib explains why this is so important:
Trump Cabinet Secretary Set Up a $300 Million Offshore Company in the Caymans — While Still in Office
According to a report from the HuffPost, former Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was busy attending to his own financial well-being while serving under Donald Trump — raking in at least $53 million and starting up a new business in the Cayman Islands.
Ross, who was recently accused of creating “an environment of paranoia and retaliation” at Commerce, was working on the taxpayers’ dime while keeping his business deals ongoing during his tenure.
The HuffPost reports, “Ross reported making somewhere between $53 million and $127 million during his four years as head of the Commerce Department. The federal government only requires officials to report broad ranges of outside income,” before adding, “Ross’ many and profitable entanglements with private companies while he was supposed to be looking out for the American taxpayer triggered concern and criticism.”
The report goes on to note that Ross’s Commerce duties didn’t stop him from setting up a new offshore business.
“Ross is already engaged in a new enterprise, a special purpose acquisition company that reportedly attracted $300 million from investors. He established the company in the Cayman Islands in January while he was still in public office, ” the report states.
During his time in the Donald Trump’s cabinet, Ross faced multiple complaints about his business dealings, with CREW accusing him “possible insider trading and other violations when he reportedly shorted Navigator stock after learning that a negative story was coming out in The New York Times about his links to the company,” among other ethical issues.
You can read more here.
Brothers of White Nationalist Congressman Apologize for His False Claim Insurrectionist Was ‘Executed’ by Police
Two brothers of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) went on national TV Thursday to apologize for his accusation this week that Capitol Police were “lying in wait” and “executed” a Trump insurrectionist, 35-year old QAnon believer Ashli Babbitt, on January 6.
“On behalf of the actual sane members of our family, which is everyone but Paul, we apologize,” they said on CNN, to D.C. Officer Michael Fanone for their brother’s “despicable comments and disgraceful conduct through this whole incident.”
On Tuesday during a hearing on the January 6 insurrection Gosar, a white nationalist, demanded FBI Director Chris Wray release the name of the officer who killed Babbitt. Babbitt was attempting to break into the Speaker’s Lobby, a hallway in the Capitol just outside the House Chamber.
Calling her killing “disturbing,” Gosar told Wray in front of cameras that Babbitt was “executed,” which is false.
“The Capitol Police officer that did that shooting appeared to be hiding, lying in wait and then gave no warning before killing her,” which is also false.
Gosar is one of the leading members of Congress who have promoted Donald Trump’s “big lie,” that the election was stolen from him.
David Gosar, embarrassed brother of Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ):
“On behalf of the actual sane members of our family, which is everyone but Paul, we apologize … to [D.C. Officer Fanone] for his despicable comments and disgraceful conduct through this whole incident.” pic.twitter.com/2mnrRpiiUu
— The Recount (@therecount) June 17, 2021
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